Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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Box Office Theory's Most Anticipated Films

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Box Office Theory's Most Anticipated Films – May 12-May 18, 2017

 

1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 53 (-)
2 Thor: Ragnarok - 38 (-)
3 Blade Runner 2049 - 34 (+4)
4 Dunkirk - 32 (+5)
5 Baby Driver - 25 (+11)
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - 22 (+1)
7 Wonder Woman - 22 (+5)
8 War for the Planet of the Apes - 21 (+2)
9 Avengers: Infinity War - 20 (-6)
10 Alien: Covenant - 18 (-5)
11 Justice League - 17
12 Spider-Man: Homecoming - 16
13 Black Panther - 15
14 Murder on the Orient Express - 12
14 Cars 3 - 12
14 It - 12
17 A Ghost Story - 10
17 Coco - 10
19 The Book of Henry - 8
20 Pitch Perfect 3 - 7
20 A Wrinkle in Time - 7
22 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 6
23 New Mutants - 5
24 Pacific Rim 2 - 4
24 Transformers: The Last Knight - 4
26 Despicable Me 3 - 3
27 Wonderstruck - 2
27 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - 2
29 Suburbicon - 1
29 The Dark Tower - 1
29 Baywatch - 1

 

Alien: Covenant exits at #10

 

NOTABLE PREVIOUS EXITS

#1 X-Men: Apocalypse

#1 Doctor Strange

#1 Arrival

#1 Moana

#1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

#1 Logan

#1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

#2 Star Trek Beyond

#2 Jason Bourne

#2 Suicide Squad

#2 John Wick: Chapter Two

#3 Finding Dory

#3 Sausage Party

#3 La La Land

#4 Independence Day: Resurgence

#4 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

#4 Beauty and the Beast

#5 Pete's Dragon

#5 Passengers

#5 The LEGO Batman Movie

#6 Kubo and the Two Strings

#6 The Magnificent Seven

#6 Ghost in the Shell
#7 The Nice Guys

#7 The Conjuring 2

#7 The BFG

#7 Get Out

#8 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

#8 The Fate of the Furious

#9 Hacksaw Ridge

#9 A Monster Calls

#10 Warcraft

#10 Alien: Covenant

PREVIOUS #1s
1/6/17 Star Wars: Episode VIII

1/13/17 Star Wars: Episode VIII

1/20/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1/27/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2/3/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2/10/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

2/17/17 Logan

2/24/17 Logan

3/3/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/10/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/17/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/24/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

3/31/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/7/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/14/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/21/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/28/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5/5/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5/12/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

#1 EXITS
The Dark Knight Rises - 7/20/2012
Skyfall - 11/9/2012
Star Trek Into Darkness - 5/17/2013
Man of Steel - 6/14/2013

Gr avity - 10/4/2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 11/22/2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 4/4/2014
Godzilla - 5/16/2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past - 5/23/2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 6/13/2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 7/11/2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - 8/1/2014

Interstellar - 11/7/2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 12/17/2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron - 5/1/2015

Inside Out - 6/19/2015

The Martian - 10/2/2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 12/18/2015

Zootopia - 3/4/2016

Captain America: Civil War - 5/6/2016

ARCHIVES
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1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2. Thor Ragnarok

3. Spider-Man Homecoming

4. Blade Runner 2049

5. Transformers: The Last Knight

6. New Mutants

7. Baywatch

8. Avengers: Infinity War

9. Black Panther

10. The Mummy

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Hey guys, I'm going to be out of town all week (going to some U2 concerts down in Texas) so I won't be able to post the next list until Sunday the 28th.

 

Feel free to start posting your lists for the following week on Friday. I'll figure out which week your list was intended for easily enough (hopefully).

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

2. A Ghost Story

3. Black Panther

4. Thor: Ragnarok

5. A Wrinkle in Time

6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

7. Baby Driver

8. Pacific Rim 2

9. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

10. War for the Planet of the Apes

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  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. Avengers: Infinity War 
  4. Baby Driver
  5. Thor: Ragnarok 
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes 
  9. Blade Runner: 2049
  10. It

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  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  2. Spiderman: Homecoming
  3. The Book of Henry
  4. Pitch Perfect 3
  5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  6. Cars 3
  7. Coco
  8. Despicable Me 3
  9. IT
  10. Avengers: Infinity War

No change!

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1. Pirates

2. Blade Runner

3. Detroit

4. It Comes At Night

5. War for the Planet of the Apes

6. It

7. Dunkirk

8. The Dark Tower

9. Baby Driver

10. Baywatch

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1. Dunkirk

2. Valarian

3 Wonder Woman

4 Blade Runner

5 Atomic Blonde

6 Planet of the apes

7 new mutants

8 detroit

9 star wars

10 baby driver

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1. Pirates

2. A Ghost Story

3. Dunkirk

4. War of the Planet of the Apes

5. Baby Driver

6. It Comes at Night 

7. Detroit

8. Wind River

9. Blade Runner 2049

10. Wonder Woman

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CLOSED

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Baywatch

 

OPEN

Han Solo

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Paddington 2

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Box Office Theory's Most Anticipated Films – May 19-May 25, 2017

 

1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - 44
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 32
3 Blade Runner 2049 - 27
3 Dunkirk - 27
5 Thor: Ragnarok - 22
5 War for the Planet of the Apes - 22
7 Baby Driver - 20
8 Wonder Woman - 19
9 A Ghost Story - 18
10 Spider-Man: Homecoming - 17
11 Detroit - 15
12 It Comes At Night - 12
12 Avengers: Infinity War - 12
14 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 11
15 Black Panther - 10
16 New Mutants - 9
17 It - 8
17 The Book of Henry - 8
19 Pitch Perfect 3 - 7
20 A Wrinkle in Time - 6
20 Transformers: The Last Knight - 6
20 Atomic Blonde - 6
23 Cars 3 - 5
23 Baywatch - 5
25 Coco - 4
26 Pacific Rim 2 - 3
26 The Dark Tower - 3
26 Despicable Me 3 - 3
26 Wind River - 3
30 The Mummy - 1

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales exits at #1

Baywatch exits at # 23

 

NOTABLE PREVIOUS EXITS

#1 X-Men: Apocalypse

#1 Doctor Strange

#1 Arrival

#1 Moana

#1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

#1 Logan

#1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

#1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

#2 Star Trek Beyond

#2 Jason Bourne

#2 Suicide Squad

#2 John Wick: Chapter Two

#3 Finding Dory

#3 Sausage Party

#3 La La Land

#4 Independence Day: Resurgence

#4 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

#4 Beauty and the Beast

#5 Pete's Dragon

#5 Passengers

#5 The LEGO Batman Movie

#6 Kubo and the Two Strings

#6 The Magnificent Seven

#6 Ghost in the Shell
#7 The Nice Guys

#7 The Conjuring 2

#7 The BFG

#7 Get Out

#8 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

#8 The Fate of the Furious

#9 Hacksaw Ridge

#9 A Monster Calls

#10 Warcraft

#10 Alien: Covenant

PREVIOUS #1s
1/6/17 Star Wars: Episode VIII

1/13/17 Star Wars: Episode VIII

1/20/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1/27/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2/3/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2/10/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

2/17/17 Logan

2/24/17 Logan

3/3/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/10/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/17/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/24/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

3/31/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/7/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/14/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/21/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4/28/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5/5/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5/12/17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5/19/17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 

#1 EXITS
The Dark Knight Rises - 7/20/2012
Skyfall - 11/9/2012
Star Trek Into Darkness - 5/17/2013
Man of Steel - 6/14/2013

Gr avity - 10/4/2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 11/22/2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 4/4/2014
Godzilla - 5/16/2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past - 5/23/2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 6/13/2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 7/11/2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - 8/1/2014

Interstellar - 11/7/2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 12/17/2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron - 5/1/2015

Inside Out - 6/19/2015

The Martian - 10/2/2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 12/18/2015

Zootopia - 3/4/2016

Captain America: Civil War - 5/6/2016

ARCHIVES
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2012
2013
2014

2015

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  1. Wonder Woman
  2. The Last Jedi
  3. Avengers: Infinity War 
  4. Han Solo
  5. Baby Driver
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Thor: Ragnarok 
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes
  9. Wind River
  10. A Ghost Story

 

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1. Blade Runner

2. Detroit

3. Dunkirk

4. It Comes At Night

5. Wonder Woman

6. War for the Planet of the Apes

7. A Ghost Story

8. Wind River

9. Baby Driver

10. The Dark Tower

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Avengers : Infinity War

Thor Ragnarok

The Last Jedi

Justice League

Black Panther

Han Solo

God Particle

Spiderman Homecoming

Pacific Rim 2

Transformers 5

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1. Wonder Woman

2. A Ghost Story

3. It Comes at Night

4. Dunkirk

5. Trans5ers

6. War of the Planet of the Apes

7. Detroit

8. Wind River

9. Baby Driver

10. Captain Underpants

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1. Wonder Woman 2. Spider-Man Homcoming  3. Cars3 4. Despicable Me 3 5. Mummy

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